Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio- diversity due to its unique geographical position and latitudional variotion. the elevation of the country ranges from 60m above sea level to the highest point on earth. Mt. Everest at 8848 m. All within a distance of 150 Km resulting the climatic condition from sub- tropic to Arctic.
Nepal occupying only 0.1% of the total landmass of the earth is home to:
2% of all theflowering plants in the world.
8% of the world's population of birds (more than 848 species).
4% of mammals on earth.
11 of the world's 15 families of butterflies (more than 500 species).
600 indigeneous plant families.
319 species of exotic orchids.